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Business Proposal for Rural Areas document sample
Business Proposal for Rural Areas document sample
Imagine Durban Demonstration Project Fund Enhancing water security in rural areas - Request for Proposals Introduction Imagine Durban is a Council-led initiative for integrated, long-term planning that was initiated in 2007 and has culminated in June 2009 with the public release of a long term plan for Durban. The Imagine Durban project was implemented by eThekwini Municipality in conjunction with Sustainable Cities, an NGO from Vancouver, Canada, and the PLUS Network, a network of 40 cities in 14 countries established to share experiences in sustainability planning. The Imagine Durban plan represents a vision for a better Municipality that government, civil society organizations, faith based groups, tertiary institutions, business organizations and ordinary folk have identified through the Imagine Durban consultation process. Now that the draft plan has been developed Phase Two of the Imagine Durban project is to initiate action that helps us to achieve the dream of a Liveable and most Caring City. The Imagine Durban Demonstration Project Fund was created to support projects that inspire citizens to imagine a sustainable future for eThekwini Municipality. The Imagine Durban Demonstration Project Funds have been provided by the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as part of the Sustainable Cities: PLUS Network Program in Africa demonstration fund. Background The Demonstration Project Fund is now making R100,000 available to for a project that enhances water security in rural areas. Imagine Durban is looking for an organisation, business or government department to implement a project that can test an innovative idea that could enhance water security in rural areas. Projects could deal with issues such as water conservation, grey water re-use, rainwater harvesting and water transport. Project Implementation Project implementers may choose to implement the project in-house as long as the technical capacity exists within the organisation resources. Alternatively, implementing organisations may seek outside guidance and/or implementation assistance. This assistance must be reflected in the project budget. Deadline Proposals must be received by 4pm on Thursday 28th October 2010. Time Frame The project must be implemented over the period January 2011 to August 2011. Showcasing of results The winning applicant must either make a project presentation or have a stand in the Sustainable City Exhibition that the Imagine Durban project will be hosting in approximately September 2011. This activity should be included in the workplan and budget. Project Location Projects must be located in rural areas within the boundary of the eThekwini Municipality. Evaluation and selection of winning proposal The Imagine Durban Demonstration Committee will review all the proposals submitted against the following criteria Anticipated impact of the project Ability of the project to continue in the long term without further funding Replicability of the project Gender Equity Level of innovation Level of involvement of stakeholders Ability of the organisation to successfully implement and manage the project Ability to complete the project within established timeframe Applications that benefit previously disadvantaged communities will be given special consideration The Imagine Durban Demonstration Committee will announce the winning proposal by early December 2010. No correspondence will be entered into regarding unsuccessful applications. Question and Queries Questions and queries should be directed to: Margaret McKenzie, Sustainable Cities, Tel: 031 201 8958, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions Proposals should be submitted electronically as part of the evaluation is done by Sustainable Cities which is based in Canada. However proposals can be submitted via fax or hard copy if absolutely necessary. Proposal must be submitted using the attached application form. Proposals should be sent to Thomas Ferreira, eThekwini Municipality email: email@example.com physical address: Corporate Policy Unit, 2nd Floor, Rennies House, 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Durban. 4000. Fax: 031 3114120 Demonstration Project Application Form Project Name: Organisation Contact Name Telephone Number Email Address Other Partners (if applicable) Location Project Duration Project Type: (eg students from a rural Approximate Number: (eg Beneficiaries school without access to water) number of pupils in the school) Approximate number of female beneficiaries Project Cost and Imagine Durban: Other Sources (if Total: Sources of Funding applicable): PROJECT CONCEPT (Please explain what the overall intention of the project is and how that intention will be achieved) Please Explain the Expected Impact of the Project (Environmental/Social/Economical): GOALS AND OBJECTIVES The main goal of the project Indicators of success in (eg build a house) achieving the project goal (eg completed house) WORK PLAN Major Activity Responsibility Time Frame Deliverable (ie measurable result that shows you have completed activity) BUDGET AND SOURCES OF FUNDING Budget Item Unit Unit Cost # of Units Total Cost Source PROJECT MANAGEMENT Who will be responsible for the overall management of the project? (please provide the names and gender of the project manager or project management team) Who else will be involved in the implementation of the project? (please provide the names and gender of anyone else who will be involved in implementing the project) Briefly describing the track record of the implementing organisation in implementing similar projects? Please explain how will the project funds be managed? Self-Assessment of the Project against Selection Criteria Please provide brief explanations for the questions below. These questions are designed to help you self-assess the likely success of your application by assessing it against the evaluation criteria that will be used by the evaluation committee. Selection Criteria Discussion (maximum of 100 words per question) Briefly explain how this project will continue after the initial funds have been spent. Briefly explain how the project could be expanded or implemented by others in eThekwini Municipality. Briefly explain how you would promote gender equity in the implementation of your project. Briefly explain why you believe that your project is innovative. Briefly explain how you will be involving stakeholders in your project. Do you have sufficient and appropriate resources (human and financial) to implement and sustain the project and its results? Please explain Selection Criteria Yes / No Will you make the project available for evaluation and provide access to all financial and other information relevant to the project? Will you undertake to make a project presentation or have an exhibition stand at the Imagine Durban Sustainable City exhibition that will take place in the second half of 2011?
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